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Last day as the Answer

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Douglas Adams, before he died, wrote a book called the The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, which is fortunate, because it would have been quite the trick had he waited to try to write it after he died. In it, an alien computer called Deep Thought (because who else would you want to cogitate over this sort of thing, really?) is programmed to ponder the solution to Life, the Universe and Everything, and after a few million years, returns with an answer of 42. It's still thinking about the Question.

Now, I have only been the answer for 364 days. And tomorrow Monday, the 21st of May, I shall graduate to the next phase of life, the state of 14th prime. And frankly, I'm a little bummed about the condition of my life, from the physical concerns I've bored you with in the past and shall surely bore you with again soon enough, the lack of employment I've hinted at before (and may or may not have explicitly stated), the condition of being a singleton like Bridget Jones, without the hope of a Darcy or a Cleaver (or a Collins, if you prefer the original Pride and Prejudice formulation) or, rather, their female equivalents showing up any time soon.

Birthdays are supposed to be a celebration, but all too often, they're a reminder that one is not where one wanted to be in life at a given stage, nor even where one expected to be.

Adopting the Enchant track "Fade 2 Grey" as a theme song for this occasion.
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    Life happens for a reason, so go find your purpose emoticon
    308 days ago
    I love your writing, btw.
    Do you use that skill and your unique goice in your work?
    You should.
    309 days ago
    I vaguely remember reading that book many years ago...maybe before you were born!
    Relax, my friend.
    You are exactly where you should be, even if not where you planned to be.
    My son didn’t find ‘the one’ until he was 38-9 and now he is an old dad (48) with three kids.
    You know how to live in the present...today is all we have for sure.
    Happy birthday!
    309 days ago
  • KURTZIE1998
    When I turned 34 I thought where is my life going, what have I accomplished, I was sure it was half over.
    Then something tugged at me and looked around, true my life wasn't perfect, things weren't going exactly as I thought but I also realized I had a lot to be thankful for. Sometimes we have to kick ourselves in the butt and realize it could be worse and haven't seen some things in this world yes my life could have been worse. I am happy who I am and where I am even though I thought I was a failure. Hugs my friend, it is always darkest before the dawn. Life isn’t striving for Perfection, Life is Perfection in itself! Allen Vaysberg
    309 days ago
    Ah well, life does go on and it will turn out as it's supposed to in the end.

    Happy Birthday.
    309 days ago
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